As part of StreetGames' commitment to a more active nation, the organisation aims to provide its activities in a safe, comfortable and familiar local environment. By connecting young people to their communities, and providing them with inspiring opportunities, StreetGames works to tackle the twin issues of boredom and alienation – leading causes of petty criminality and anti-social behaviour.
StreetGames' highly-qualified tutors and hand-picked local volunteers provide not only structure and expertise but living, breathing proof of the transformational power of sport – redirecting misspent energy and empowering disadvantaged young people.
Together with leading figures from the Youth Justice sector, including several Police & Crime Commissioners, StreetGames also continues to play an important role in shifting attitudes, shaping policy, and broadening the traditional response to youth offending.
Appropriately-designed sports programmes can help to reduce youth-related crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in hotspot areas.